Dragon*Con FanForce Dinner Details

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  1. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    Hey all! Here is the information about the FanForce dinner that my FF chapter has put together for folks who will be visiting Atlanta to attend Dragon*Con.

    The FanForce dinner will be held on Friday, August 30th, at 7:30PM. The location will be Trader Vic's, a restaurant located inside the Atlanta Hilton, which is just a short walk away from the Marriott and Hyatt where the con is being held. The exact address for the Hilton is Courtland & Harris Streets, NE, Atlanta GA.

    The cost of the meal will be $38.10 per person (tax & tip included). It can be paid at the time of the meal.

    Now, I know this sounds pricey, but this is a nice "sit down" meal. No one is required to pay for the meal, if all you want to do is drop by to visit. However, if at least 35 people RSVP to pay for the meal, we will have a private room, with our own servers.

    Here is the menu that we, along with the Trader Vic's management, have put together:

    Everyone will get all of the following "tidbits":
    • 1 spare rib

    • 2 crab rangoons

    • 1 egg roll

    Everyone will get a choice of one of the following "starters":
    • Trader Vic's Mixed Greens w/ Javanese dressing

    • Won-Ton soup with snow peas, black mushrooms, cha sui pork

    And finally, everyone will get a choice of one of the following entrees:
    • Atlantic Salmon, steamed Cantonese style w/ ginger and green onions

    • New York Pepper Steak (USDA Prime) w/ Cognac pepper sauce

    • Kung Pao Chicken served w/ peppers and peanuts and a hot, spicy sauce

    • Trader Vic's vegetable stir fried rice

    • Stir Fried Chicken w/ snow peas and bok choy

    Any alcoholic drinks or dessert will cost extra. More information about Trader Vics can be found at tradervics.com.

    Anyone who is affiliated with FanForce or the JC is invited to join us.

    Please RSVP by August 20th to minacia@hothlantarebels.com. Please let me know whether you will be paying for the meal, or if you will just be stopping by to visit with us. Remember, if we have at least 35 folks attending who will be paying for a meal, we will be given a private room.

    If you have any questions, post them here, or you can send me a private message or an e-mail.

    For more information about Dragon*Con, go to dragoncon.org

    I hope to see all of you at Dragon*Con! :)


  2. RidingMyCarousel Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    Sweetness. Sounds like an awesome deal. Okay, I think this little user is going to start a nifty poll here on the boards... I want to go, but I don't know about heading down there on my own. But, I am needing a vacation, so..... :D

    Also, if we're planning on going, may we pay in advance by check? I like getting things out of the way if I can.
  3. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    May 23, 2001
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    You could send me a money order, or perhaps we can set up a way to pay via Paypal. Whatever works for y'all. :)
  4. RidingMyCarousel Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    Alright, I'm going to get in touch with my commanding officer tomorrow, see if I have anything I must do that weekend, and if not, I am sooo going to be there. :)

    It'll be money order if I do go, I don't use credit cards ;) Evil things :p
  5. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    FanForce Dinner Update

    We have invited several Star Wars authors to the FanForce dinner. We are not sure if they will be able to attend. It will depend upon their schedules during Dragon*Con. However, we are hopeful that one or two of them might be able to drop by.

    I'm not going to name the authors, just in case they cannot come. I do not want to get anyone's hopes up. If you do come to the dinner, I'm hoping that you'll be pleasantly surprised. :)
  6. RidingMyCarousel Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    Okay, so far, unless I'm shipped out early (which they're talking about due to lack of shippers [face_plain]), I'm all go for it. I should know by Friday... and I still want to see who will come with. I don't really feel like going to Atlanta on my own... I'd go insane on the drive :p

    So, Clay, my g-dog, interested if you're not filming that weekend? ;)
  7. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2000
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    Cheryl and I are also talking about going. Have you guys checked into hotels yet, James?
  8. RidingMyCarousel Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    I've looked into some prices.
    I'll write up a list if you like. :)
  9. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 8, 2000
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    That would be great, especially if you know anything about Atlanta. (I don't.)
  10. Cartooncheryl Jedi Knight

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    Jun 20, 1999
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    Oh my goodness, I can't wait!!!!!!!! : D !!!!! : D !!!!

    Do I look a bit excited? Gleeee!!

    Anyhoo. I haven't any plans as of yet, except, of course, being there! Anakin_Girl and I have talked a bit about, and she IS going with me ::waves hand:: !! Hee hee! Personally, I'm up for about anything, if we all go together, if we get a room, get two rooms, we all get our own room each, even if we ignore eachother, whatever is cool with me! : ) (Well, maybe not that last bit...) But I just wanna go for the whole thing, have people to hang out with, and not be too broke for it. Anyone got any ideas? PM or e-mail or give me a ring, singing telegram, smoke signals, whatever's convenient!

    I better go now... getting too hyper thinking of DCON!
  11. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    May 23, 2001
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    UPDATE

    Hi everybody! :)

    There has been a change in plans for the FanForce dinner that the Atlanta FanForce is hosting this Friday night.

    It will still be held at 7:30 PM at Trader Vic's, which is inside the Atlanta Hilton. However, instead of paying a set price of $38.10 and having a limited menu, everyone will be able to order off the normal menu. So, you can order as little or as much food as you would like. This will make service a bit slower, but should make the picky eaters in the group happy. ;)

    Please, even if you're just going to drop by and have a drink, send me an e-mail to let me know, so that we will have an idea just how many people will be coming.

    Thanks, and I'll see everyone at Dragon*Con! :)
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